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iHobby Expo 2011 Day 4 Part a

Last Day!.  We are now back home and catching up on work.

I had more time to go around the event so the final post is actually in 5 parts.  This is the first and has general pictures.

iHobby Expo 2011 Day 3

Saturday October 22, 2011 was the third day of the event and was open to all. Only one more day to go!

Weather was actually nice.

The first ever HMA member's meeting was held this morning.  Got to talk to other manufacturers and store owners alike.

A lot of people at the event and lots to do.  I managed to sneak around and see some of them but we were too busy at the booth to do much of anything elsewhere.

iHobby Expo 2011 Day 2

Friday October 21, 2011 was the second day of the event and was open to the trade.  Saturday becomes the first day the public can come.

Stopped raining! Finally.

Attended the NRHSA (National Retail Hobby Stores Association) member meeting and panel. I even won a free pass the the event in Las Vegas next year!

Full day with a very busy morning.  Then off to the HMA General Hobby Division membership meeting.  More free drinks. (Happy bunch)

iHobby Expo 2011 Day 1

Thursday October 20, 2011 was the first day of the event and was open to the trade  (hobby stores) only.  Same for Friday.

Weather was still bad and raining off and on all day. The hotel room - at Comfort Inn - doesn't come with a fridge or microwave in the room.  We ordered one of each but came back late today to find none - hotel was out!

We had the HMA (Hobby Manufacturers Association) Cocktail Reception.  Had some food and listened to some speeches.

Rocket seminar by another company had 10 people attending and long Powerpoint presentations.

iHobby Expo 2011 Setup Day

We drove to iHobby Expo in Chicago.  Lousy weather.  Rained the entire drive and we got stuck in traffic.

We managed to unload and set up the booth but we forgot to take a picture of it!

Tim MacLeod is along for the ride and helping out for his second year at iHobby Expo.  Come by and see him and see some of his designs.

A picture of the show - while it is being set up is attached.  We should have more and better pictures later in the show and hope to have daily updates.

iHobby Expo - Orders to be shipped October 24

We are getting ready to leave for iHobby Expo in Chicago on early Wednesday morning.

As a result, all orders will be shipped on Monday October 24, 2011 on our return.

Please give more time for email responses as we do not have access during the day.

Manufacturing Technology Show Models

We attended the 2011 Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show today. Saw some real nice machines and equipment.

Also saw some models from the Indian Space Research Organization with some pictures attached. For more information, visit their site at

QR Codes at iHobby Expo

Sunward will display QR Codes at iHobby Expo next week.

QR Codes are perfect for smartphone scanning to automatically enter web addresses or information. QR Codes for the main Sunward web site, Facebook, Twitter, and the email signup site will be displayed.

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Free Shipping Extended

Due to popular demand, we are extending the free shipping on orders over $29.00 until Sunday October 16, 2011.

Sunward at ihobby Expo next week

We will be at ihobby Expo next week:

October 20, 21 - open to the Trade only
October 22, 23 - Consumer and Trade

Donald E Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont,(Chicago) IL

Come by for a visit!

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